Summer Coconut Bars

Summer is about relaxing and spending time with the kids so I have to admit I’ve been staying out of kitchen. Cooking is so time-consuming. I love it but the day goes by too quickly when I spend it in front of the oven.

So I decided to bake something super simple and that can please all. The only thing I would do differently is add chocolate chips. Believe it or not, I had absolutely no chocolate around the house.

They’re really delicious without them, but for the flavor-lovers, it would just add that extra zing.

Summer Coconut Bars -

Makes 20 bars


1 cup butter, softened

1 1/4 cups brown sugar

½ tsp fine sea salt

2 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup shredded coconut

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking powder

½ cup chocolate chips (optional)

Summer Coconut Bars -

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a sheet of parchment paper. Place the sheet in a rectangular baking pan.
  2. Cream sugar, butter, and salt. Add the eggs and beat until smooth.
  3. Whisk in the flour, the shredded coconut, the vanilla, and the baking powder. Add the chocolate chips now if you want chocolate.
  4. The dough will be sticky. You’ll have to press it into your baking pan, somewhat evenly (don’t worry, it will spread).
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with just a few sticky crumbs.


Summer Coconut Bars -

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